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Fox Creek `Fox and Hounds` Shiraz Cabernet 2002 (1 x 6L Magnum) SA,Cork

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0001-2472015

Part of Sale: Magnum Mania ~ Ft. Fox Creek Fox & Hounds Shiraz Cav 02 6L

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Overview

A special McLaren Vale Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon blend from the excellent 2002 vintage. Originally made for a private client from Fox Creek's own grapes, it was for sale to private customers and not available for normal retail sale. The blend in this wine is 60% Shiraz and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz was fermented on skins for 8 days and about 10% of the wine saw barrel fermentation during the later stages of the fermentation. The Cabernet Sauvignon components were fermented to dryness, before being transferred to oak. Maturation was in approximately 20% French and 80% American oak, with about 30% of this being new oak.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Fox Creek Vineyards and Winery are situated in the McLaren Vale District, South Australia. Most of our vines are grown in black, clay soils using advanced trellising and are all pruned by hand. Only our finest wines are selected for bottling under the Fox Creek label.

This fine wine is blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the excellent 2002 vintage. It is suitable for drinking now or for medium term cellaring.

Vintage
2002
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life!

Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was our 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. With over 76 wineries in McLaren Vale along, visitors can spend days experiencing some of the best wines in the world.

Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga.On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents.

All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
M.H - Shepparton VIC21/05/2019 9.37.22 PM AESTAU $314 11
c.k - darch WA21/05/2019 2.57.26 PM AESTAU $309 10
M.H - Ringwood VIC19/05/2019 1.45.38 PM AESTAU $304 10
Q.D - Paddington NSW20/05/2019 8.03.01 PM AESTAU $259 10
C.P - CRONULLA NSW17/05/2019 10.41.02 PM AESTAU $239 10
N.L - Box Hill north VIC19/05/2019 8.34.25 AM AESTAU $169 10
B.F - Lake Wendouree VIC17/05/2019 11.04.53 PM AESTAU $159 10
k.d - woodlands WA16/05/2019 2.22.23 PM AESTAU $109 10
M.B - Kensington VIC16/05/2019 1.08.02 PM AESTAU $104 10
A.v - PRESTON WEST VIC16/05/2019 8.30.02 AM AESTAU $24 10
R.W - Waterford West QLD15/05/2019 11.20.51 PM AESTAU $14 10
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